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Free Hands-On ATV Safety Training Offered in Roxbury
During ATV Safety Week

IRVINE, Calif., May 8, 2014 – For one week this summer, June 8-15, the ATV Safety Institute will be launching ATV Safety Week throughout the country. ASI is working with certified Instructor Dennis Mann who has volunteered to provide free hands-on ATV RiderCourse training at Willow Hill Off Road Riding School in Roxbury on Saturday June 14.








According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 92 percent of all ATV-related fatalities are the result of warned-against behaviors, such as youth riding on adult-sized ATVs. Take some time during ATV Safety Week to learn about the proper operation of your machine, find out about helmets and other proper protective gear, and learn ways to dramatically reduce risk for you, your family and friends.

The ATV RiderCourse is free for anyone who signs up for the ATV Safety Week class. Call (800) 887-2887 to enroll. The free training will be offered at Willow Hill Off Road Riding School, located at 14617 Timmons Road in Roxbury.

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Additional partners all across the country have volunteered to provide free ATV RiderCourse training and other ATV safety educational opportunities. To see the most current list of participating training locations, please visit ATVSafety.org.

The RiderCourse is also free year-round for anyone who has purchased a new, qualifying ATV from an ATV Safety Institute member company. The ASI offers easy enrollment at 800-887-2887, or visit atvsafety.org.

ASI also offers a free E-Course, available online 24/7. This online course is available in three age-specific courses for adults, teens and children. Students learn how to apply the "golden rules" of ATV riding in an interactive setting. The E-Course includes videos, pictures, and interactive games to make it a fun and effective learning experience for all ages. After taking the course, users can take an ATV safety exam and receive a certificate of completion.

The ATV Safety Institute's Golden Rules:

1. Always wear a DOT-compliant helmet, goggles, long sleeves, long pants, over-the-ankle boots, and gloves.
2. Never ride on paved roads except to cross when done safely and permitted by law – another vehicle could hit you. ATVs are designed to be operated off-highway.
3. Never ride under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
4. Never carry a passenger on a single-rider ATV, and no more than one passenger on an ATV specifically designed for two people.
5. Ride an ATV that's right for your age.
6. Supervise riders younger than 16; ATVs are not toys.
7. Ride only on designated trails and at a safe speed.
8. Take a hands-on ATV RiderCourse and the free online E-Course. Visit ATVsafety.org or call 800.887.2887.
The All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Institute® develops rider training programs and promotes the safe and responsible use of ATVs. The ASI® works to reduce crashes and injuries resulting from improper ATV use. Formed in 1988, the ASI is a not-for-profit division of the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America® sponsored by Arctic Cat, BRP, Honda, Kawasaki, KYMCO, Polaris, Suzuki and Yamaha. For safety information or to enroll in the ATV RiderCourseSM nearest you, visit atvsafety.org or call (800) 887-2887.